Everybody hates paying taxes, but Great American Cookies are making deadline day a little sweeter by offering a free birthday cake-flavored cookie to all customers all day Monday. No purchase is necessary, and the giveaway is valid while supplies last, so head over to the Southland Mall, 20505 South Dixie Highway in Cutler Bay and let sugar help you forget what you owe.
Actress and singer Hilary Duff, pictured above, recently perfected the bohemian chic look wearing Marie France Van Damme’s gold a-line skirt. Also fans of the line of luxury swim, resort wear and accessories: Christina Hendricks, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Olivia Palermo. The Hong-Kong based fashion designer’s items are available at the Fontainebleau.
She may never ever ever be getting back together with certain old flames, but singer/songwriter and Grammy winner Taylor Swift has joined forces with Keds for a new line of shoes. The Taylor Swift for Keds® collection will be available at retailers worldwide, with exclusive styles on Keds.com, TaylorSwift.com, Nordstrom.com and Journeys.com. $50.
It’s a marriage made in foodie and fitness heaven: Equinox and Zagat have published a guide to the healthiest — and tastiest — restaurants in the nation. “Dining Out by Equinox” outlines healthy restaurant choices for every major city and includes Miami favorites db Bistro Moderne, UMI Sushi Bar and Bianca at Delano, among others. The book is $18.95 and available at The Shop @ Equinox Coral Gables.
Talk about your cool packaging. Just launched in Miami, Beau Joie Brut champagne takes its inspiration from knights and royalty: It’s encased in handcrafted, 100 percent copper. Not all for show, either. The suit of armor keeps the bubbly colder longer and eliminates the need for ice bucket storage. How VIP is that? Inside: a mix of pinot noir and chardonnay, with grapes that hail from Epernay, France. The brand also has a recycling program so that fancy bottle doesn’t go to waste. www.beaujoiechampagne.com
Connie Ogle & Maddy Marr